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Coal Facing Worst Year Yet in 2015

May 28, 2015 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

2015 is shaping up to be a fateful year for the coal industry. After coal prices tumbled from their highs in 2011, the industry hit a rough patch. Years…

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China Gaining Influence In This Key Emerging Coal Market

May 22, 2015 at 09:52 | Dave Forest

Another bank, Credit Agricole, voted this week to stop financing coal mining. Suggesting this is becoming a space with little competition for investment -- and perhaps…

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Coal Is Doomed Even If It Wins Against EPA In Courts

May 19, 2015 at 17:03 | Alexis Arthur

The controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan has become the latest chapter in the chronicle of President Obama’s so-called ‘war on coal’. The plan promises many things,…

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The Latest Casualty In Energy’s Hardest Hit Industry

May 13, 2015 at 15:27 | Nick Cunningham

Another coal company bites the dust. Again.Patriot Coal, a miner of coal in several Appalachian states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on…

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David V. Goliath: Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

May 05, 2015 at 17:07 | James Stafford

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get…

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Coal Markets May Just Have Been Thrown A Lifeline

May 05, 2015 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

There have been rumors the last few months. And last week we got confirmation of a major shift underway in one of the world's biggest bulk…

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Is The Coal Market Finally Capitulating?

Apr 14, 2015 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

If you're a coal investor, there's one piece of data you need to see this week. New production figures from world-leading exporter Indonesia. Data released by…

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This One Nation Could Provide Hope For Coal Markets This Year

Apr 06, 2015 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

The India coal situation keeps getting more interesting. With national regulators this week announcing they’re going to need a lot more supply this coming year. India’s…

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Coal is Dying; Avoid These Companies

Apr 03, 2015 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

We have all heard about the doom and gloom that the U.S. coal sector is facing – a double-whammy of abundant supplies of cheap shale gas…

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This Struggling Commodity Is Still Booming In One Part Of The World

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:33 | Dave Forest

As I discussed last week, the commentary around the global coal business has been doom and gloom lately. But few investors recognize that the market is…

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